When I first stumbled across Savannah Brown, it was 2016. She’d gone viral with her slam poetry, the now privatised ‘Hi, I’m a Slut’ marking my first serious foray into fourth-wave feminism. Now, after producing […]
Natalie Beecroft reviews the BBC’s newest documentary feature about the novels and authors that shaped Africa.
Some of you guessed right, it’s the Arts. As for those who didn’t, the effects of growing up in post-2008 Britain are showing themselves nicely. For those that guessed ‘Police’, I’m sorry. The government has […]
After finding success as a pop-up stall, the team behind The Bookish Type have opened up new premises to give Leeds its first-ever queer bookshop. Associate Editor Alex Gibbon caught up with Ray and Nicola […]
As most of us will be staying at home this summer, here is a list of books and films which will make you feel like you are going on holiday. Although these travels will not […]
Despite her recent controversial remarks regarding the Trans community, JK Rowling’s sales have continued to rise over the quarantine period with publisher Bloomsbury even saying that they have proved a ‘lockdown hit’, contributing to a […]
If you loved reading Sally Rooney’s Normal People and binged all 12 episodes of the screen adaptation in one night as I did, you may be suffering from a Connell and Marianne shaped hole in […]
If there’s any time to consume a 720-page book, it is lockdown. This was my thinking as I picked up A Little Life, alert to the fact that it would take a little lifetime to […]
Words are English. Books are English. Everything is English. Well, that’s what the VisitBritain ‘Literary Hotspot’ map seems to suggest. VisitBritain tweeted out an illustrative map in which all the titans of ‘British’ Literature were […]
Alex Gibbon talks to partners Ray and Nicola from ‘The Bookish Type’ about seeking solace in among the shelves, the ups and downs of setting up their business and the queer fiction you should be reading.
When Oprah announced that the new pick for her book club was American Dirt, the third novel by Jeanine Cummins, I doubt she predicted the controversy that would arise. The novel narrates the tale of […]
From Romeo and Juliet, to Elizabath and Darcy, to Bella and Edward, there are many literary couples we frankly hear too much about, especially during the lead up to Valentine‘s Day. Emma Rivers gives her list of five underrated romance novels to get your teeth into